Rachel Boucher, Author at Event Marketer

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September 7, 2020

Nine High-tech Solutions to Explore in the COVID-19 Era

As event marketers look down the pike at what in-person events will look like in 2021, they’re preparing to budget for a fresh slate of technologies and tools designed to attract attendees back to events and keep them safe once there. Shelley Hodgkinson, senior director-event solutions at Walmart, described the “new budget” her team is...

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September 7, 2020

Virtual Events: How Event Marketers are Overcoming Eight Pain Points

During the first few months of the pandemic, most event marketers were in panic mode, picking up content from canceled in-person events and dropping it into virtual platforms. Their No. 1 concern? They just wanted the technology to work. But as time has marched on, the conversation is evolving and turning back to what experiential...

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August 31, 2020

How Dave’s Killer Bread Engaged its ‘BreadHeads’ with Burger Kits

Mail-home kits and other experience-to-consumer tactics have become a lifeline for many brands in the wake of canceled event programs, especially for CPG brands that rely on mass sampling to launch product and build loyalty. When Dave’s Killer Bread canceled a bicoastal tour to support the launch of its new organic burger buns, it baked...

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August 24, 2020

Inside Nissan’s Socially Distanced Drive-in Sponsorship at CHI-Together

Among brands to take advantage of the drive-in phenomenon that’s keeping hope afloat for many event marketers this summer is Nissan, which recently signed on as a sponsor of CHI-Together, a socially distanced experience platform at Soldier Field parking lot in Chicago that since July 8 has hosted movies, pre-show live performances and other activities...

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August 24, 2020

How Chicago’s CHI-Together is Putting a Fresh Spin on Socially Safe Events

Located in a parking lot at Soldier Field, CHI-Together bills itself as the largest ongoing socially safe event in the Midwest. But it’s not just the entertainment that’s putting this platform on the map. It’s the touchpoint-rich programming that is helping forge a new path for sponsorship engagement in the COVID era. Since its launch...

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